The Midwest region of the United States has natural resources such as water, soil, coal, oil, iron ore, limestone, lumber, wind and natural gas. Within the Midwest lies plains, grasslands, forests and mining sites, making the region extremely rich in many different types of natural resources.
The rich soil and vast water supply of the Midwest helped it to evolve into the region with the nation's most valuable farmlands. The economy of this region was built off of high yields of corn and wheat. While crop production has always been high in the Midwest, with the development of new energy technologies, natural gas and wind have been recent additions to the long list of valuable natural resources of the region.Learn More
Austria's major natural resources are mineral deposits, such as iron ore, lignite and magnesite. The country is the leading producer of magnesite, a natural ore identified as magnesium carbonate found in sedimentary and igneous rocks. Other natural resources of the country are salt, tungsten, timber, copper and zinc.Full Answer >
The major bodies of water in Mexico are the Gulf of California (locally known as the Mar de Cortés), the Gulf of Mexico, the San Juan River and Lake Chapala (the largest freshwater lake).Full Answer >
Coal can burn at temperatures greater than 3500 degrees F. Since burning is a chemical reaction that is dependent on the presence of oxygen, the more air there is, the higher the possible temperature that coal can reach. Inside a crucible coal can reach a temperature of 3500 degrees F.Full Answer >
One advantage of natural gas is that it is environmentally friendly due to low emissions. Natural gas produces less smog than other types, including propane.Full Answer >